Accelerating loss of seagrasses across the globe threatens coastal ecosystems
- M. Waycott, C. Duarte, Susan L. Williams
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 28 July 2009
This comprehensive global assessment of 215 studies found that seagrasses have been disappearing at a rate of 110 km2 yr−1 since 1980 and that 29% of the known areal extent has disappeared since seagRass areas were initially recorded in 1879.
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